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$100 Cash Giveaway! Paid via Paypal!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on November 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Welcome to the CashCrate Cash $100 Paypal giveaway, hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom. One lucky winner will win $100 in cold-hard cash to be used on anything your heart desires!  And even if you don't win the $100 Paypal, you still walk away from this giveaway a winner!  How?  Well, you have the opportunity to join Cashcrate for FREE!

CashCrate is one of the best survey/offer sites on the planet!  Here's what Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom says about CashCrate:  

"I've been a CashCrate member for almost 5 yrs now & get a check every month! Its not a ton of money, but its enough to go out on a date night with my hubby, or if I saved it each month we'd be able to do all our Christmas shopping!  I love CashCrate because is simple, they pay on time, and best of all, its totally free!"

Earn money for:

  • Taking Surveys
  • Completing Offers
  • Shopping Online
  • Referring Your Friends

This is one program you don't want to miss!  It's simple to get started! First, just click HERE to join CashCrate for FREE. Next, enter via the Rafflecopter form HERE for your chance to win $100 PayPal cash!

Disclaimer: 1FrugalMom received no compensation for making this post, and is not responsible for prize shipment. 1FrugalMom may receive affiliate commissions from your participation in CashCrate, though all opinions are my own and I would not recommend a product or a service that I feel is not beneficial to my readers. Thank you for your support of this blog.  This giveaway ends at midnight on 12/10/2012.

Enter to WIN an iPad! Ends 12/13!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on November 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Enter to WIN an iPad!!! Click HERE!!!  Ends 12/13/12. 

Win a 5D Mark III or a Nikon D800 Camera!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on November 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

     Enter to Win a 5D Mark III or a Nikon D800 Camera HERE!   



Official Rules: Contest ends November 15, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase a contestant’s chance of winning. SnapKnot.com is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, damaged, undeliverable or delayed. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the original promised prize becomes unavailable. Canon 5D Mark III is valued at $3499.00, Nikon D800 is valued at $2999.99. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Unless otherwise noted, all contests and giveaway prizes are awarded via random drawing. Winners automatically grant the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this and other SnapKnot.com contests. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Canon or Nikon. Shipping is free for USA residents; winners outside of USA are responsible for shipping fees and your country taxes. All winners have 14 days to accept and coordinate shipping. If winner doesn’t respond within 14 days, prize is forfeited and replacement winner will be randomly selected from qualified contestants.  

                        Enter to win at  http://bit.ly/TBA6M6

Mirth in a Box GIVEAWAY!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on November 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (5)

                                         PRIZE: Travel Mirth In A Box Bundle (ARV $71.50)


Welcome to the Mirth In A Box Giveaway Event, we've teamed up with Adventures of 8, Blog with Mom, & Just Married with Coupons and our other blogging friends to bring a lucky winner a Travel Mirth In A Box Bundle prize valued at over $70!

Let me tell you a little about "Mirth in a Box:"


MirthInABox.com offers tons of gift boxes for every occasion. The owner of this business is very dedicated and really cares about the happiness or "mirth" that her boxes bring! Bobbie Anne from BlogWithMom.com reviewed a woman's travel related Mirth In A Box and was very pleased at what she found when she opened the box. Let's hear what she had to say about it:

The woman's travel box was so much fun to explore. I can see giving this box to someone who is getting ready to leave on a trip, and with holiday travel around the corner, this is perfect It has everything you need that you may forget in the midst of all the packing hustle and bustle. I received a universal travel adapter, a mobile phone holder that holds your phone on the wall while charging, pad of sticky notes, small notepad, an ink pen and a nice cosmetic bag FULL of goodies:


Here's what I found inside the cosmetic bag:

- Cucumber make up remover pads

- Jasmine fragrance nail polish remover pads

- Large travel pack of tissues

- Pill container

- 2 Type Tags - One says "Mine" and one says "Not Yours" (used for backpack ID, keychain, zipper pull or luggage tag)

- Pack of mini wipes

- Pack of flush-able toilet seat covers

- Stain remover wipes

- Sewing kit

- Ear plugs

- Small pack of mints

Going through this Mirth In A Box just makes you smile and want to go on a trip so you can use everything! This box was great and MirthInABox.com has SO many more to choose from!

I went to MirthInABox.com and looked through all of the travel boxes and I think this would be a great idea for me to purchase one of the kid related travel boxes for my boys before our next road trip It would give them something new to look through and would keep them busy for awhile in the car. Not only does MirthInABox.com offer gift boxes, they also offer individual products that would make perfect stocking stuffers. This site allows you to purchase a premade gift box or you can choose a category and easily build your own box. As you build your own box, the site will update the pricing so you can tell how much your box will cost as you are building it. I like the idea of building my own gift box, especially for my out of town family members. It would definitely save me time if I built their Mirth box and had it shipped straight to them instead of shopping for them and dealing with packing everything and then shipping it off.

Now what you have been waiting for... MirthInABox.com is sponsoring a giveaway and one lucky winner will receive a Travel Mirth In A Box Bundle similar to the one shown in the picture above.  

PRIZE: Travel Mirth In A Box Bundle (ARV $71.50)

(The Travel Bundle comes with a colorful canvas cosmetic bag filled with travel-sized essentials for planes, trains, automobiles or desk drawers! Great gift to celebrate new job or wonderful way to say, Bon Voyage” . Plus you will get these add ins: Universal Travel Adapter and the Folding Mobile Phone Holder.)



-Giveaway is open to US Residents, 18 years or older

-Giveaway ends on 12/03/2012 at 11:59 EST

-Entries are only valid through the Giveaway Tools Form

-Comments do not count as entries


         ENTER TO WIN HERE!!!


Disclosure: This giveaway is brought to you by www.AdvertiseWithBloggers.com

$100 Restaurant.com eGift Card GIVEAWAY!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on November 6, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm giving away a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card!  

Who wants it?!  Enter to win at http://tinyurl.com/b6ov3yy  

Open Worldwide.  Ends 12/5/12.

Soda Stream Giveaway!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 20, 2012 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (10)

Welcome to the Soda Stream Giveaway!!


Happy Home and Family and Soda Stream have partnered with a group of amazing bloggers to giveaway 1 lucky reader his/her very own Soda Stream Kit!!

What the winner will get? Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit (Valued at $99.95!) The kit includes: - Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white) - 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years - Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda - Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors - 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice Details:

  • This giveaway is open to US residents only.
  • Winner must respond to email within 24 hours or new winner will be chosen.
  • The giveaway will run from October 20 - November 20, 2012.

So who's ready to win? Enter via the rafflecopter below:

CLICK HERE to ENTER to WIN on the Rafflecopter Form!

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any form of payment to promote this event. All entries will be verified.

Keurig Brewer Giveaway! Runs 10/8 - 10/29

Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 8, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Mom Powered Media presents a Keurig Vue V700 Giveaway! 

Prize Sponsored by American Family

The perfect way to warm you up just in time for the cold weather! 

US Only - Ends October 29, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST. 

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8, Powered by Mom, Real Mom Reviews & Baby Cost Cutters

Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts: Moms Living Thrifty , For Him and My Family, Chant3llo's Blog, A Night Owl, Coupon Pro Blog, 1 Hour Giveaways & ABC Laughs


                                             Prize: Keurig V700 Vue Brewer 

                                               The event dates: 10/8 - 10/29

                                             ENTER TO WIN HERE!  

It’s free to join American Family and if you sign up to join them through this event you will also receive a free e-book filled with Fall Harvest recipes to complement your coffee with your new Keurig!

About the Keurig Vue V700 {$229 Retail Value} 

The Keurig® Vue® V700 Brewing System gives you total control to brew your way: stronger, bigger, hotter and with more choices than ever before. With an interactive Touchscreen and revolutionary new Custom Brew Technology™ Vue® ensures every beverage is brewed to perfection, giving you perfect results – every cup, every time. 8 brew sizes, removable 74oz water reservoir and your choices are nearly limitless. In addition to coffee, tea, hot cocoa and iced beverages, Vue® brews delicious café and specialty beverages as well. This product is BPA free. Now you can fully customize your cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, iced beverage, specialty or café beverage to brew what you love, the way you love it – every time!

Enter the giveaway on the rafflecopter form for this awesome Keurig Vue V700 brewing system!   Remember you can earn more points if you sign up for the American Family Harvest Recipes E-book!  Please remember to only claim the entries you’ve actually followed through on as we will verify entries. Anyone who claims entries they did not follow through on will have all entries disqualified and may be disqualified from future events. Thanks for keeping it fair for everyone!

Open to US residents 18 years of age and over only.  ENTER TO WIN HERE!!!

Disclaimer: 1FrugalMom is not responsible for prize delivery or shipment.

I received no compensation for this post.

Win a $25 Restaurant.com eGift Card!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

                    Enter HERE to WIN a $25 Restaurant.com eGift Card!  
                    Open World Wide!  Quick, Easy, Entry!  Ends 11/02/12.

Win a Laptop Computer, a Seagate Satellite, a Backup Plus Drive, and More!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (13)

Enter to win a laptop computer, a Seagate Satellite, a Backup Plus drive, and more!  Ends 10/15/12 at 4 p.m. PDT.  Open to U.S. 18+  Enter to win HERE!


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Wickedly Scented Candle Giveaway! 10 Lucky Winners!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (25)


                                              CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN!  Good Luck! 

Welcome to The Wickedly Scented Candle Giveaway!  Brought to you by, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, There's a Contest For That, and Dishin' With Rebelle; Check out our fabulous co-hosts, The Frugal Free Gal, Sister's Saving Cents, Pink Ninja Blogger, Simply Shawn & Jenn, and Moms Vacation SpotsAbout our Fabulous Hosts - Wickedly Scented Candles

Wickedly Scented Candles brings you all natural soy candles with a twist. There's a prize in each candle. They have mixed it up a bit too! Rather than sticking to a particular piece of jewelry in each candles, they offer a variety of prizes. Not just different types of jewelry either, codes for FREE Candles, and other amazing prizes.

They use only the best natural soy wax, best ingredients to bring you the best candles possible. Each candle is packed with wicked scent and contain a wicked prize. Enjoy two different sizes of candles, 21oz candles and 12oz candles. The 21oz candles contain prizes valued up to $6,500, and the 12oz candles contain prizes valued up to $399. More about the codes: Some codes are free candles, plus other prizes valued at $50 or less. Even if your code is an instant winner, your still going to have a chance at the BIG drawing. The big drawing is help once all codes are turned in, or time has run out. What about their Candle of the Month? Don't forget to check out their candle of the month. They offer special monthly candles, so they can bring more awesome special prizes. After the 300th candle is sold, guess what? Yes, they will draw a winner out of the special codes. Every candle will have a piece of jewelry or a limited code according to the size. Once all 300 candles have been sold, there will be a BRAND NEW candle of the month. Jenn from Jenn's Blah Blah Blog was recently lucky enough to review one of these fabulous candles. You'll have a chance to view the review, and earn extra entries into this fabulous giveaway. About the Giveaway

  • There is a total of 10 Winners 5 First Place Winners and 5 Second Place Winners! 
  • 5 Lucky people will win one 21 oz candle
  • 5 Lucky people will win one 12 oz candle
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • Open to US residents only
  • Giveaway ends on October 23, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Use the Rafflecopter below to enter
  • Remember to come back and take advantage of daily entries.


                            Enter via Rafflecopter form HERE

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor did I accept any form of payment to promote this giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

$200 "Have It Your Way" Giveaway! ENTER TO WIN NOW!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (17)


Welcome to the "Have It Your Way" Giveaway!

This wonderful event is brought to you by: Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Dishin' With Rebelle, and Contest 4 That, who will proudly be launching Pink Ninja Media in the next few weeks. Special thanks to our wonderful co-hosts Zoes Printable Coupons, PrewChatterly Everything Girly, Capri's CouponsSimply Shawn & Jenn, Moms Vacation Spots, and Pink Ninja Blogger.

Prize:  Whatever you want up to $200 (shipping included)! Do you want a Kindle Fire? Maybe an iPod?  Or maybe a gift card to Target?  How about Paypal cash? The choice is yours because we want you to have it your way! So ENTER to WIN HERE!  


  • Giveaway is open Worldwide.
  • Giveaway will start on September 20, 2012 at 12:01am EST and end on October 20, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
  • One Lucky Person Will Win ANYTHING THEY WANT, valued up to $200 with shipping.
  • Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
  • We realize there's a lot of bloggers, so we added extra entries! Earn an additional 25 entries for completing certain tasks on the Rafflecopter. Remember you only have to complete mandatory entries to enter the giveaway, the rest are extra entries. Giveaway runs an entire month so you don't have to finish it in one sitting, remember to come back for daily tasks to earn more. You'll also be introduced to some AMAZING Bloggers, each blogger in this event is awesome and brings something special and unique.
                      ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER HERE

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog will be responsible for shipping prize to winner. I did not accept any form of payment to help promote this giveaway.  (a Rafflecopter giveaway)

$200 "Have It Your Way" Giveaway Event!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 19, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa and Simply Shawn & Jenn are bringing you an awesome FREE Blogger Opportunity! They will be giving away $200, in their Have it your way event! How will this work? Whatever the winner wants, the winner will get! Kindle Fire, PayPal Cash, Amazing, Wal-Mart, Target! Who cares, they get just what they want! Blogger get FREE Facebook link with the option to purchase additional links! Jenn's Blah Blah Blog had a giveaway just like this called the Sizzling Summer Giveaway that was fabulous, so were going to bring it back over and over and over again! This time Simply Shawn & Jenn has decided to join in the fun to celebrate reaching over 10K fans! About the event

  • Prize: Whatever you want up to $200 (shipping included) Do you want a Kindle Fire? Maybe an iPod, hummm maybe gift card to Target, oh wait Paypal cash? We don't care we want you to have it your way! So let the games begin, and let's have some fun with this one!
  • Event will run from Sept 20th until Oct 20th.
  • Free Facebook
  • Additional likes $2
  • Daily Votes $3
  • Co-host spots $10. (with this you will receive your blog mentioned all blogs posts, FREE Facebook, and FREE Twitter! If you choose this please be sure to add your links in the assigned spots on the form below)

You can sign up for this event, HERE

LoveSac Giveaway! Enter to Win a Sactionals Four Cushion Chaise Sectional {$3,260 Value}!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (35)


                Welcome to the Sactionals Sectional Furniture Giveaway! 

                                                                   Sponsored by LoveSac.com

                                         If you cannot see the video below, click HERE to view it!


There are only 2 pieces. Combine any quantity of Sactionals "Bases" and "Sides" to arrange (and rearrange) any chair, sofa, sectional, loveseat, or bed you can imagine - no tools necessary. Sactionals Covers are removable and can be changed at any time, so you’ll never be stuck with furniture that doesn't match if you decide to change your home décor. Sactionals Covers are also machine washable, so when the kids spill their food and drink all over the furniture or the dog uses your Sactionals to wipe his feet off, just take the covers off and throw them in the washing machine!

                                            Four Cushion Chaise Sectional with Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers

Sactionals 4 Cushion Chaise Sectional w/ Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers ($3,260 Value)

  • 4 Sactionals Base Pieces, 5 Sactionals Side Pieces
  • Machine Washable, Changeable Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers
  • Easy to Change Covers Anytime!
  • Easy to Rearrange Into Dozens of Positions
  • Most Versatile Number of Pieces
  • Fast and 100% Free Shipping
  • Lifetime Guarantee!

Four Sactionals Bases and five Sactionals Sides make a Four Cushion Chaise Sectional. A Four Cushion Chaise Sectional is not only the world’s most popular sectional furniture setup, but one of the smartest ways to buy your first Sactionals as well. Just nine pieces offer you eight everyday furniture solutions to real life dilemmas. In minutes and with no tools, you can turn this TV-room sectional into a Movie Lounger for a cozy family movie night, a bed for unexpected house guests, a Long Sofa with Ottoman for more formal entertaining, an L-shaped sofa for maximum seating capacity, four individual chairs for game night or two loveseats for couples entertaining. 

                                             Four Cushion Chaise Sectional with Seawater Rhinoplush Covers                                                                               Four Cushion Chaise Sectional with Taupe Rhinoplush Covers

One lucky winner will receive a Sactionals Four Cushion Chaise Sectional {$3,260 Value}! Choice of Chocolate Rhinoplush, Taupe or Seawater Covers.

Giveaway ends October 1st at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form to ENTER TO WIN HERE! Good luck!

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8, My Vegan Gluten Free Life, Mom Blog Society, Zoes Printable Coupons and Its Not Just Another Bag.


Disclosure: In the event of a winner outside of the lower 48 US states is selected {Alaska, Hawaii or Canada}, the winner is subject to paying the shipping and handling fees associated with this prize by the sponsor. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 1FrugalMom is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

The reason why Northwest Florida's sand is so white...

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The sand here along the Emerald Coast is among the whitest, cleanest and softest in the world!  What you might not know, is that when you walk on the beaches here, you are actually walking on the Appalachian Mountains.

The sand on the Emerald Coast Beaches is comprised mainly of pure silica quartz washed down from the mountains by the Apalachicola River. The quartz is ground to a perfect oval in each grain of sand. It is so fine in texture, it literally "squeaks" under your toes as you walk on it!

Normally, such quartz has a rosy pink tint because of it's oxide coating, but the sugary-white quartz of the Emerald Coast lost it's coating somewhere along it's watery journey thousands of years ago.

Visitors rave about it, and people call it the "sugar-white beaches" of Northwest Florida. The sand accumulates creating sand bars along the river bends and streams on its long journey all the way down south to the edges of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The white sand also helps our beaches from heating up like an oven in the Summer time, unlike other beaches with darker and coarser sand.

How would you like to WIN a FREE 5 Night BEACHFRONT Vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast?!  ENTER TO WIN HERE Ends 11/30/12.

Photo source:  The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach

Hershey's Twizzlers Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 21, 2012 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Enter daily for a chance to win the Hershey’s Twizzlers Summer Sidekick Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game! Ends September 4, 2012. Good Luck!

Grand Prize: (1 winner) 2012 Chevy Sonic:  

1-year supply of Twizzlers Candy and $5,316.15 check or wire transfer OR $25,955 cash alternative in lieu of Grand Prize.

Instant Win Prizes:

First Prize: (250 winners) iPod Shuffle (ARV $69.25)

Second Prize: (2,000 winners) Twizzlers Beach Towel (ARV $11.05)

Click HERE to enter!  And don't miss a thing, be sure to follow 1FrugalMom on Facebook!

Enjoyed a day off at the beach!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

You may have noticed that I didn't make any posts yesterday on my Facebook Fan Page.  Well, that's because yesterday we enjoyed a WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS Spinach & Artichoke Dip (pictured below) from Riptides Sports Grill while enjoying free live pirate entertainment at the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach lazy river poolside! The dip was THE BEST I've ever had! And my son ABSOLUTELY LOVES the lazy river pool!  Check out their Fan pages!  They're always running cool contests, giveaways, specials & more!  

How would you like to WIN a FREE 5 Night BEACHFRONT Vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast?! Ends 11/30/12. ENTER TO WIN at ---> http://toesinthesands.com/pb3cta/?src=hiltpbws

FREE Kids Audio Book From Dave Ramsey!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 21, 2012 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)
FREE Kids Audio Book From Dave Ramsey!  In "The Super Red Racer," Junior learns about earning money to buy a new bike. Dave’s items for children are fun, entertaining, and teach important life lessons.  Click HERE!   Hurry!  Offer ends 4/22!

Click HERE for more FREEBIES and GIVEAWAYS!!!

$30 PayPal Flash Giveaway!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 18, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (7)

ENTER to WIN $30 CASH via PayPal!!  

Open WorldWide!  Ends 4/22.   Click HERE!

Click HERE for more FREEBIES and GIVEAWAYS!!!

FREE HydroMassage from April 16th - 20th!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

FREE HydroMassage from April 16th - 20th!   Click HERE!

Click HERE for more FREEBIES and GIVEAWAYS!!!

FREE Nuby Gripper Cup!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (1)

"Like" Nuby USA's Facebook Fan Page, or text LIKE NUBY USA to 32665, then once you have liked their page, click the following link and enter all required information for your chance to win 1 of 5,000 Nuby Gripper Cups!  Click HERE!

Click HERE for more FREEBIES and GIVEAWAYS!!!